Source: keepbridgealiveproam20february2020 The University of Stirling is delighted to offer you the chance to be a part of a unique bridge experience. Featuring a special guest appearance by Victoria Coren Mitchell, you will have the chance to play, dine and network with world class bridge players in the setting of one of London’s historic hidden gems, Stationers’ Hall. There is also a great opportunity for you to ‘sponsor a junior to play’ as a key goal of the Pro-Am is to raise the profile of bridge as an intergenerational game for young people and families.
Funds Raised till now:  £14,355

The Keep Bridge Alive Pro Am will be an exclusive event, to include a drinks reception and buffet dinner prior to the tournament itself. Guests will have the chance to bid to partner an International or UK expert from the world of bridge – a thrilling opportunity for keen bridge enthusiasts!

Players who will be part of this special auction include Sabine Auken (Germany), David Bakhshi (UK), Dennis Bilde (Denmark), Sally Brock (UK), Boye Brogeland (Norway), Tommy Garvey (Ireland), David Gold (UK), Barbara Hackett (Germany), Fredrik Helness (Norway), Zia Mahmood (USA), Artur Malinowski (UK) and Roy Welland (USA), and many more. All top players participating in the main event are available as partners sold by auction.

The auction opens for bidding on Monday 4 November 2019 at 12:00 and closes on Friday 7  February 2020 at 12.00.

There is also a great opportunity for you to ‘sponsor a junior to play’ as a key goal of the Pro-Am is to raise the profile of bridge as an intergenerational game for young people and families.

By joining us at this distinguished event you will contribute to the wider recognition of bridge as a fun and meaningful mind sport with positive lifelong impacts on brain fitness and healthy ageing (for further information see:

Booking details

If you would rather contact us direct  email or phone 01786 466029

If you are unable to join us then please consider making a donation to the campaign to promote bridge widely at The University can also accept charitable donations via cheque or bank transfer by emailing or phone 01786 466029

Keep Bridge Alive Pro-Am Auction Conditions

  1. All the expert participants of the main event will be available as partners sold by auction, except for David Burn, Liz McGowan, Neil Rosen and Stefan Skorchev who are raffle prizes.
  2. The Pro-Am tournament is open to bridge players of all skill levels.
  3. Bids can be made;


       By email

       By phone 01786 466029

       Bidders will receive a notification if they are outbid.

  1. Bidding starts from £275. All successful bids entitle the partnership to the reception drinks, dinner and wine, and taking part in the Pro-Am bridge tournament. A competing bid must be £25 or £50 higher than the preceding bid, depending on the expert. A bidder can decide to bid anonymously or publicly.  In case of the latter the name of the bidder will be displayed on the website next to the name of the player the bid has been placed on.
  2.  In the case of two identical bids the first bid will be deemed the winning bid and the other party will receive a notification.  In case of bids made in the last 5 minutes before the auction closes, 15 minutes will be added for that particular player, which will be repeated should yet another bid arrive within the last 5 minutes.
  3.  If a bidder wins more than one pro by the end of the auction due to multiple bids, the bidder will have two pros to dispose of since all bids are binding.
  4.  The auction opens Monday 4 November 2019 at 12.00 and closes on Friday 7 February  2020 at 12.00 BMT.  Bids received after this time will not be valid.
  5.  It is possible to place a blind bid and receive guidance on whom to choose.  Please contact or
  6.  In addition to participation in the Pro-Am, the auction fee includes a sparkling wine reception, drinks and a fork buffet before the tournament and prizes post tournament. The event starts at 6pm with the bridge and prizes finishing around 11pm, and the bar open for mingling until midnight.
  7.  Sponsors of the event and KBA Patrons have the right to select a partner according to their contribution.  That player will no longer be available for public auction.
  8.  Payment (by credit card, bank transfer or cheque) is due before playing in the event on Thursday 20 February 2020.

With special thanks to the Pro-Am Committee including Kitty Teltscher, Pauline van Luven, Monica Davis, Stephen Peterkin and Sally Brock.  Many thanks also to Briony Brock, Christina Lund Madsen, Tove Goddard, Peter Hasenson and Shireen Mohandes for their support and insight from previous Pro-Am events. Grateful acknowledgement to the EBU, WBF and DBF for some of the photos and bios of the players.

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